AMBERGRIS CAYE, Belize, Friday March 24, 2017 – Continuing its aggressive development in Latin America and the Caribbean, Wyndham Hotel Group has unveiled plans to manage the 242-key Wyndham Grand Ambergris Caye, the first resort in Belize to fly the Wyndham Grand flag.
The five-star oceanfront resort is scheduled to open in December 2018.
Situated along the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea, the resort’s five towers – housing one-, two-, and three-bedroom hotel and residential suites – feature 11 cascading waterfalls and rise up from sparkling pools connected by bridges and canals reminiscent of Venice.
The various waterways create the largest pool of its kind in all of Belize for guests and residents to enjoy.
Wyndham Grand Ambergris Caye will offer a signature spa, a fitness center, multiple restaurants, 7,000 square feet of meeting space, and an onsite excursion center. It puts guests within just yards of Belize’s Barrier Reef, the world’s second largest coral reef system, which runs the length of the country and is just three miles from San Pedro, the island’s only town.
“Belize is emerging as a top spot on every traveler’s bucket list, thanks to its pristine beaches, celebrated culture, and continuous recognition as a must-visit destination by respected sources like The New York Times, Lonely Planet, and U.S. News & World Report,” said Paulo Pena, president and managing director, Latin America and the Caribbean for Wyndham Hotel Group.
“With overnight visitors hitting a record high last year – up 13% over 2015 – we’re seeing an increased demand for first-class, high-end hotel experiences in destinations like Ambergris Caye. With Wyndham Grand’s understated approach to luxury travel, coupled with the market expertise of established partners like Venezia del Caribe, LTD, and Sandy Point Developments, LTD, we’ll deliver a distinct and unforgettable resort experience for guests.”
The resort’s development will create upwards of 250 jobs. Upon opening Wyndham Grand Ambergris Caye will employ approximately 350 people.
Ambergris Caye is the largest of the more than 200 islands, known as cayes, located off the coast of Belize. Situated off the Barrier Reef, the island is a renowned destination for diving and snorkelling.